A potentially useful/thought-provoking blog post at blog.evernote.com: 38 Things You Should Save in Evernote
Obviously, the blog post is Evernote self-promotion on its own blog, but it could equally apply to OneNote
, though maybe with some minor differences. My now nearly 10-year(!) experiment with OneNote as my "21st-century Zettelkasten PIM"
has pretty much demonstrated the usefulness/constraints of OneNote functionality in this regard.
A major difference between use of Evernote v. OneNote in the field
, would seem to be how OneNote is already
very well-established in the primary, secondary and tertiary educational sectors - often as a de facto
tool-of-choice as an aid for class/lecture delivery and school student working records and Notebooks
, for use by parents, teachers and students.
For example, possibly perhaps due to Microsoft's marketing strategy more than innovation at the school level, even in my son's New Zealand primary school, where, though the school does not really seem to have an articulated strategy for best practical use of OneNote, it is at least experimenting
with how to use it to gain time/cost/delivery advantages. The constraining factors in terms of making use of OneNote in that primary school would seem to be:
- the level of understanding of the potential of OneNote use amongst the school teaching staff;
- the level of understanding of the potential of OneNote use amongst the parent cohort.
It requires a transformational shift in the teaching process. To improve
the level of understanding, there is arguably nothing much to beat the experiential suck-it-and-see approach that I usually advocate, but that entails a substantial amount of determined self-education, which is not necessarily going to be everybody's cup of tea, even if they had the time for it.